allow client to add notes for each excercise
Now, it's possible for clients to make notes for the whole workout, but not for each excercise. Would be great to do that (Example: "Reduced weight bench press due to DOMS" --> barbell bench press. "New record, yes!" --> Barbell Squat)
Otherwise, great job! Love your Service and my clients do too.
We’re currently reviewing exercise-based notes and we need your input to help our team build this out the way you want it.
- Can you give us some examples what you would annotate against an exercise?
- How/when would you like to review exercise notes?
We look forward to hearing your responses! Thanks!
Can’t believe this was discussed nearly two years ago and still doesn’t seem to have been added... Am I missing it somewhere? This is a big thing for me and my clients, so it looks like I’m going to be using TrueCoach!
I totally agree with Liam's (and all the comments). It's one of my factors for trying to choose between Trainerize and TrueCoach. I prefer the way that Trainerize sets up the workouts for clients to follow, but the challenge is on the feedback side - clients' ability to provide simple input or upload a video with a set to review form, etc. I also do a lot of work with seniors in their homes and we use bands rather than weights for many of them, but there is no way to note what bands we used, if we had to make any alterations to a set, one leg having more balance than another, etc.
Hi I'm new and testing out Trainerize and I noticed this post has been in here for a few years. It would be nice to get some update on what's going on with this. I'm currently using TrueCoach and the client feedback feature for each exercise was one of my favourite feature with TrueCoach. I think allowing clients to add a note or video for each exercise will help improve the software. I would like to be able to review their notes as I check in their completed workout log
It's so so useful especially now that we're training with bands and random objects to specify "today I add 1 can to the squat / I used two bands together / I kept the legs straight during my table body rows".
Super important to be able to see past exercises notes as you can see past PBs
Hi Trevor, are you still reviewing this?
For example a client might add a note to their set that says “this felt easy, could increase weight next time” and then they can view this when they come to their next workout.
This has been under review for ages, any further success with having this available. It would be greatly useful to add notes for exercises so they can check what happened last session.
This is a major lacking feature in Trainerize, in my opinion! Would be great to have it ASAP. My clients used commenting on specific exercises extensively with the previous app we used. E.g. there's nowhere to notate "red band" or "medium resistance" for mini-bands and resistance band exercises. Many of my clients train exclusively at home, and right now the only option is to input a number for weight, which doesn't work for bands.
Also to be able to refer to previous notes for that particular exercise so when they are doing that same training session again, they can see what their note was the week before.
Example: They may have felt some pain in the right shoulder the week before. Then next week they can see that they were feeling some pain and be aware if the condition has improved.
Maybe you could have a small note icon next to each exercise during that workout that they can click on to review previous notes or add new notes?
Notes can be written next to an individual exercise where you input weight and reps done. And allow the client & trainer to see notes when looking at the previous workout(s).
Heather Stammen commented
Definitely need tonite if they switch weight in the middle of the set. Example: shoulder press 22 reps but they can only do 8 reps at 20 pounds and need to finish the set off at 15 pounds
A place to include proper settings for machines, etc. A lot of clients tend to forget.
Embody Coaching commented
I definitely vote for this idea, and think @steffanshelemey nailed it with his suggestions.
To be able to track things such as band assisted chin ups, or the height at which a client is doing push ups onto.
Also to be able to gauge the "RIR" (reps in reserve) or "RPE" (Rate of perceived exertion) would be SO valuable to be able to make note of and track.
- any issues that day ( ie injury, poor sleep)
- coaching cues specific to this person / their homework to practice on this exercise
would like to see each exercise that has notes highlighted in some way, maybe by colour or by an icon next to it so both the client and you know there is an exercise note without having to open every exercise to see if there is one there.... or maybe even just the option on the standard notes tab to 'copy to next workout / s .
I already mentioned below, I'd like to have the option to receive notifications when my virtual clients leave any kind of notes in a workout or exercise for me to review. Thank you!
Most machine and free weight exercises are fairly straight forward but body weight exercises need specific notes to track progress.
Examples of what I might take note of beside each individual body weight exercise:
Band Assisted Pull Up: 8 reps with "1 inch" band at "level 7 on the J-hooks"
Progression would look like: 8 reps with "1/2 inch" band at "level 7 on the J-hooks"
Gotta be able to track band assist with notes beside the exercise rep count
RIR - Reps In Reserve: I may ask my clients to track their RIR on their first or last set for a certain exercise to "gauge" how hard their working with the chosen weight. If they say they had 3-4 reps in reserve...I know they could be working harder. If they say they had 1 RIR...they're training "just right".
It can also show me progress. For example:
BB Bench Press: Set 1: 6 reps @ 225 lbs with 1 RIR
2 months later... Set 1: 6 reps @ 225 lbs with 2-3 RIR (here I can note that performing the same lift is now easier in terms of RPE...the client is getting stronger. Anytime we can show the client progress, that is a major win!).
Anyways, all I need is a box beside each "set x rep x weight" box so the client can make whatever note I need them to take please and thank you.
when you take notes (top right of program), they are limited to being viewed only on that day. It would be so much better if the notes were CUMULATIVE with the program. Meaning: If I take a note about a particular workout on September 1st...I can train that client on September 30th and be able to view that note in the note taking section while remaining on September 30th training day.
Currently, I have to save and back out of the current work out to review an old work out by scrolling back to September 1st in order to review any notes WHILE training my client. This is no good.
Thank you adding better note taking abilities : )
Power Company Climbing commented
For me a general text box for notes on each exercise is fine. I’d love to see them in workout review and on the dash (both overview and client dash).
Thanks for reaching out Trevor!
Example could be as followes:
-felt some discomfort in shoulder so lightened weight
-using cable column at condo gym (weights dont match exactly)
-used black band for last 2 chinups to complete the set
Being able to view them when looking at history for the exercise or looking at progress page it could be a note icon that when clicked it expands the note
Additionally, I would like to get notifications of when they leave me a note. I honestly didn't even know this was a feature because I get multiple notifications that they've checked into a workout, but no notice that they have notes for me, or questions.
Dan The Real Fitness Coach commented
Any updates on this? This is must have and should be so simple to implement?